Known words count is squiffy

I am learning French and German. The word count from working on a lesson is correctly added to the total for the day. However, for German the total word count for the day is not equal to the sum of individual word counts, it is much less. For example:

I know the levels and counts aren’t serious, but at this rate I will not get from level A2 to level B1 for three years or more.

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Maybe this is not related, and it is just a feeling, but it’s a long time I have the perception that something is off with German.

It takes more time to earn the same amount of coins (as a reference) than with other languages. But I have noticed that the other languages update in real time without any issue, especially in sentence view, but German is much slower to update. Sometimes it doesn’t update the values until I get out from the lesson. Weird.

I just wanted to add this for extra consideration.


Another example today when I did one lesson:

Not a deal breaker for me, but it makes it impossible to track progress. And it does explain the slow progress I have made in the opinion of LingQ.

I’m using LingQ via the App on an iPad.

Interesting to hear David. So it sounds like this is a fairly old bug.

We will check this. Thanks for reporting.

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Thank you.

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Hi @LeifGoodwin !
As far as I understand, the data displayed on the Lesson Stats is the total for the lesson. So if you were working with it for several days - the statistics will differ from the one displayed for the language for per day.


Thanks, that makes sense. I opened some partially completed lessons today, and they did indeed show known words from previous days.

So it’s not a bug then.

However, at this rate I will get to German B1 ( lower intermediate) from A2 in 3 years!

I’ve noticed this issue too. Not sure if it’s only in German, but sometimes the system seems to get stuck and only updates after a few minutes.

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On the issue of German being slower: one culprit I could imagine is the coin multiplier applied to more common words in fully-supported languages. Is it possible that German has more unique but rarer words - or, conversely, is it possible that you’ve already advanced so far in German that you’re no longer getting multipliers from common words and have to “farm” your coins from the rarer ones?

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